A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Confederacy: Including the Diplomatic Correspondence, 1861-1865, Volume 2

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Page 396 - The neutral flag covers enemy's goods, with the exception of contraband of war. 3. Neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under enemy's flag. 4. Blockades, in order to be binding, must be effective — that is to say, maintained by a force sufficient really to prevent access to the coast of the enemy.
Page 30 - The first question that presents itself is, Shall the people of the South secede from the Union in consequence of the election of Mr. Lincoln to the Presidency of the United States? My countrymen, I tell you frankly, candidly, and earnestly, that I do not think that they ought.
Page 298 - That in order to determine what characterises a blockaded port, that denomination is given only to that where there is, by the disposition of the power which attacks it with ships stationary, or sufficiently near, an evident danger in entering.
Page 665 - The manifesto closed with the declaration that "we commit our cause to the enlightened judgment of the world, to the sober reflections of our adversaries themselves, and to the solemn and righteous arbitrament of Heaven.
Page 587 - Liverpool with a view to acting hostilely against the people of the United States, I have the honor to transmit to you herewith a copy of a letter from the commissioners of customs to the lords commissioners of...
Page 12 - When five States shall have ratified this Constitution, in the manner before specified, the Congress under the Provisional Constitution shall prescribe the time for holding the election of President and...
Page 127 - The neutral country," he said, " has a right to preserve its relations with the enemy, and you are not at liberty to conclude that any communication between them can partake, in any degree, of the nature of hostility against you.
Page 308 - Confederates from the Union of the States of North America is not to be considered as a revolution, in the ordinary acceptation of that term, far less...
Page 60 - His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I have the honor to transmit herewith...
Page 602 - Arch-Conspirator as the head of a nation, whom, in a friendly letter, he addressed as "the Illustrious and Honorable Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America.

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